Dwarf Jatropha is a compact growing tree like shrub that is a favorite choice for the subtropical garden.
It is a somewhat lesser known smaller growing cultivar of Jatropha, and is known by many common names including Dwarf Jatropha, Spicy Jatropha, Peregrina, Firecracker, and Chaya.
It is often grown as a small patio standard tree form, or as a larger multi stemmed shrub.
In addition to its nice size, this plant is a prolific bloomer that is covered with cherry red clusters of five-petaled flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies throughout most of the year.
Its ability to withstand high heat and humidity make it a popular choice in southern landscapes, as well as a star on the porch or patio in cooler climates.
Dwarf Jatropha grows large enough quickly enough to be a nice patio or porch plant, but remains small enough to be wintered over with ease. In addition to these attributes, the overall plant is very attractive with large dense lobed leaves of a variety of shapes ranging from ovals to fiddle shapes.
It is easy to care for and will grow in wide range of soil types. Supplemental irrigation is needed until becomes well established. Mature, established plants are quite drought tolerant.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
Warranty is limited to guarantee plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Spicy Jatropha or Peregrina
- Bloom Form: Five petal single
- Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet
- Fragrance: Light
- Suggested Uses: Urban, Accent, Garden or Patio Pot
- House Plant Adapative: No, High Light Needs For Flowering
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Climate: Sub-tropical
- Color: Red
- Special Features: Slow growth, compact short mature size
- Species: Jatropha
- Sunlight: Full sun to very light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8B, 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate